7 maps predicting how much snow Massachusetts will get Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Boston.

The National Weather Service is warning residents in southern New England to stay off the roads Thursday as a “major winter storm” brings heavy snow and “near blizzard conditions” to eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The service said Thursday around noon that widespread whiteout and blizzard conditions with snowfall rates of two to three inches an hour could last through the evening. Forecasters said hurricane force winds have been reported across coastal New England and they are expecting moderate to major coastal flooding across the Massachusetts coast.

The snow is expected to continue throughout the day and into the night, according the service’s seven-day forecast for the city. Once the snow stops, the service said concern will shift to the cold arriving in the region. A wind chill watch has been issued for most of Massachusetts, effective Friday night through Saturday afternoon.

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Meteorologist David Epstein has a more detailed forecast, but here are seven maps from local meteorologist predicting snowfall totals in the state.

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